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Hello all. I am a new member to SMF and am looking forward to learning all I can about using my new smoker. I bought a Brinkman Trailmaster LE. Looking for advice on smoking a pork butt. Anyone have any good recipies? 

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Another California smoker on board!


Sign up for the 5 Day E-Course to get a great foundation.  If you look at the Pork section there is a basic recipe for smoking a butt that's a good place to start.


Good luck,



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First off if you already haven't go over to roll call and introduce yourself. That way we can give ya a proper SMF welcome. 

welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse


Way I do pork butts is slather them with cheap mustard with 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce per 16 oz bottle. apply rub, wrap in Saran wrap and put in fridge for at least 12 hours. Remove from fridge at least 1 hour before and re-rub. smoke it low n slow at 215 till IT is at 200. Pull from smoker wrap in 2 layers of HD foil place in cooler with towels and let rest for couple hours.  I also spritz every hour after 4 with this, as well as put in foil to rest.



8 oz Apple Cider (100% apple juice good substitute)
6 oz Jack Daniel’s Black (Evan Williams’s good substitute)

4 oz Water
2 oz Cider Vinegar


1. Mix all ingredients together in spray bottle.

2. Spray meat every hour till done

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Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker. Try this link for info on a basic butt smoke

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This site has tons of info.
I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.
Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!
Take the awesome free E-Course!!!
Have a great day!!!
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Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us!


Would you swing over to roll call & introduce yourself so we can all give you a SMF welcome. Thanks.


Also don't forget the finishing sauce with the pulled pork. Here's one a lot of us use.

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